Brooks Pounders a top GCL Prospect

Baseball America has started releasing their top 20 prospects in each league. Today they started with the Gulf Coast League.

The only Pittsburgh Pirates prospect to make the list was Brooks Pounders, who came in ranked number 15. They mention that Trent Stevenson missed the list due to not having a minimum amount of innings.

Pounders pitched 24 innings in the GCL, allowing a 3.04 ERA, a 20:11 K/BB ratio, and a .218 BAA. The goal of the 2009 draft seemed to be acquiring talented pitching prospects. The inclusion of Pounders and Stevenson in the top prospects discussion offers encouragement that this goal is on the right track.

For the complete Baseball America GCL rankings, go here, or here if you want the scouting reports on each player (subscription required).

Tim Williams

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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  • Anonymous

    Congratulations to Brooks Pounders. We had the unfortunate distinction of playing against him in high school. He is a true competitor and will be one of the gems of this draft when all is said and done. Great kid and an even better pitcher. They ought to let him hit too! We will be following him throughout. Stay healthy!